Talk and Discussion with Author Simon Critchley, “The Faith of the Faithless”
Author Simon Critchley, will be at Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street in Princeton on April 25, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss his new book The Faith of the Faithless
. Crtichley’s new book is an investigation into the interdependence of politics and religion.
The return to religion has perhaps become the dominant cliché of contemporary theory, which rarely offers anything more than an exaggerated echo of a political reality dominated by religious war. Somehow, the secular age seems to have been replaced by a new era, where political action flows directly from metaphysical conflict. The Faith of the Faithless
asks how we might respond. Following Critchley’s Infinitely Demanding
, this new book builds on its philosophical and political framework, also venturing into the questions of faith, love, religion, and violence. Should we defend a version of secularism and quietly accept the slide into a form of theism—or is there another way?
Simon Critchley teaches continental philosophy at the New School for Social Research, and is a part-time professor of philosophy at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. His many books include Infinitely Demanding
and, most recently, The Book of Dead Philosophers
, and Impossible Objects
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